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Posted on 2007-03-25
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Hello!

I need help regarding my Wireless-G access point (Linksys), I can't seem to access the ip address to secure the network.

Can someone please tell me how to secure it?
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Hello Serph,

If you're having problems to access the webinterface of your access point, most likely means your router isn't from linksys and/or the IP-range used on your computer isn't the same as the range the Access Point is on.

Therefor I'd like to ask you to put the computer onto a static IP before changing any settings in the Access Point.
You can do this by going to the Control Pannel => Network connections => right-click on the used connection and choose "properties"
Here select "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" and choose properties.

At the following screen, please fill in the following details:
IP address : 192.168.1.25
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Other entries can remain empty, click OK and close the following window.

At this moment you should be able to setup the accesspoint through webinterface which you can find at http://192.168.1.245 for the WAP54G (for the WAP11 this is different and depends on the version)
Depending on the firmware version you're running, you can find the security settings at Wireless => Wireless security or at the first page under "edit security settings"
Make sure to setup an encryption which all of your wireless clients can handle, keep in mind that WPA is way more secure than WEP.

After finalizing the installation you can go back to the location described above and put the TCP/IP properties back on "automatic configuration", make sure also to put the DNS on automatic again.

Regards,

LucF
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Glad to help.

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